In 2012 OPC successfully won an exclusive contract for the provision of a Commissioning and Drilling Crew to support KMG’s drilling campaign in the Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan.
The project commenced with the commissioning of the Caspian Explorer, a self-propelled Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) sea capable of drilling to a maximum depth of ft. 20,000.
The project consisted of two phases, the first saw the commissioning of the Caspian Explorer as well as the drilling operations planning. The OPC team of consultants not only managed the project but mentored the company’s local engineers and contractors. In 2013 the Caspian Explorer left they shipyard in Kuryk to drill the first well for KNOC, this commencing the second phase of the project. The OPC Kazakhstan Office acted as permanent interface between the OPC Drilling and Commissioning Team and the client, managing all aspects of the project deliverables and personnel supervision.